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An entrepreneur’s journey into grid computing and partnering with Microsoft, by John Powers

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Entries from March 2007

Congratulations to our friends at Tangosol!

March 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Oracle is on the march again — buying grid software company Tangasol.  http://www.crn.com.au/story.aspx?CIID=76604&src=site-marq Oracle may be coming to its senses about the grid space, and the importance of application performance and scalability.  Following up on its aquisition of Sleepycat last year, its interest in in-memory solutions continues.  This is more validation from a (very) large […]

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Five Things

March 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Oh, Robert.  I had hoped, since this blog is relatively lightly read, to escape this — but I’ve been tagged by the Five Things meme, and will not shirk. Five Things You May Not Have Known About Me: I am teaching my 15 1/2 year old daughter to drive.  Nothing at work is stressful anymore. […]

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Digipede and Microsoft — HPC Presentation

March 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Nathan Trueblood of Digipede will give a presentation about the role of the Digipede Network in Microsoft’s new High-Performance Computing (HPC) offering.  The presentation is part of a Microsoft HPC event in Denver on April 5, 2007, featuring the new Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS), the Digipede Network, and other Microsoft HPC partner offerings.  […]

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Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft · Presentations

Siber Systems Rocks

March 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

I use a password manager and form-filler-outer called RoboForm.  It is by far the best solution I’ve found to creating and remembering multiple non-trivial passwords.  (Like much of the reliable technology I use, this was recommended to me by Robert Anderson, who is almost as good at finding technology that works as he is at […]

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Tags: Customer Service · Usability